Effective Teaching and Education Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa
A Conceptual Study of 11 Sub-Saharan African Countries
The report represents an attempt to bridge the gap between what has hitherto been a sustained focus on teacher characteristics or student outcomes and a more holistic conceptualization of effective teaching, one that also emphasizes teachers’ actual instructional practice and pedagogical moves. To do so, the report draws on data and findings germane to teacher effectiveness from international databases and assessments and critically supplements these data with recent findings from donor-funded projects and evaluations that specifically attempt to observe teachers’ classroom instruction.
A presentation covering the preliminary findings of the report was also given at the Comparative and International Education Society Annual Conference Washington, DC on March 10, 2015. And, a brief of the report provides an overview of effective teaching practices in the region.